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The scientist is lucky if people react the way a farmer's wife did when she saw my
graduates paint pine-cones in preparation for tests on the color vision of little
sand wasps : "I suppose it's useful, or the Government would not pay you for it."
Mormoniella is a minute wasp that lives during its youth as a parasite within a
developing fly (pupa). More than one wasp may grow within a single fly. Since
the pupa represents a limited supply of food, the eventual size of the wasp
A wasp that has just constructed a new nest makes a short familiarization flight in
the vicinity of the nest before going out to search for prey with which to provision
the nest. In one nine-second flight a wasp can familiarize herself well enough ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review